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Cafe serves up Lifelong Lessons

Jeremiah Rushing, bar tender at Old Skool Cafe, a faith-based violence prevention program that provides employment and restaurant skills to youth ages 16-22, pours beer for customers Saturday Nov. 14, 2015. Photo by Emma Chiang

Ashley Goldsmith

December 5, 2015

Jeremiah Rushing, bartender at Old Skool Cafe, a violence prevention program that provides employment and restaurant skills to youth ages 16-22, pours beer for customers. Photographs by Emma Chiang   By Ashley Goldsmith Auzhanne Starks was one of the last remaining passengers on the 24-Divisadero...

SF to NYC Comparison

Ashley Goldsmith

December 2, 2015

By Ashley Goldsmith In 2012 Businessweek.com named San Francisco as America’s best city.  The vast employment opportunities, many ways in which one can spend their disposable income and the cityscape are a few of the many reasons why San Francisco was chosen. The city’s sudden rise in popularity ...

For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown

For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown

Ashley Goldsmith

November 2, 2015

Mrs. Yu (left) and Mr. Yu (right), who both refused to provide first names because of privacy concerns, sit on a twin-sized mattress inside of their Chinatown SRO. San Francisco's Chinatown has experienced a 60% increase in average rent costs from 2013 to now according to Norman Fong, Executive Director of ...

Proposition A

Ashley Goldsmith

October 29, 2015

  By Ashley Goldsmith Up first on the Nov. 3 ballot is a proposition aimed at addressing increasing rental prices caused by the ubiquitous gentrification in San Francisco. Proposition A, also known as the Affordable Housing Bond, allows the city to borrow $310 million dollars in the form of ...

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